Beautiful geology at Canal Rocks, Western Australia

Posted on Oct 25, 2013 in Inspiration

We are always looking for strange or amazingly beautiful rock formations on our travels and we were not disappointed with this find. Following a tip off from a friend, we drove our rental car north from Margaret River, Western Australia and turned up at Canal Rocks near Yallingup. Here we found a very interesting granite formation with some out of the ordinary features. Canal Rocks has very unusual fault and strata lines and intense colours giving it an almost human made appearance in places. Also some areas of very attractive wind erosion (scroll down to detailed pictures) makes this lump of rock a must see on the Western Australia geological trail.

Canal Rocks is in the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, about three hours drive south from Perth. Aboriginal name for Canal Rocks is Winjee Sam.

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